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KWS Motorsports' Michael Godin on the RSV1000R

In 2009 KWS Motorsports fielded the Aprilia Factory effort in the AMA Pro Daytona Sportbike class with riders Chaz Davies, Ben Thompson and then Aaron Gobert. The team took the Aprilia RSV1000R to the competition in the class with impressive results for an largely undeveloped bike with 10 year old technology. KWS Technician Michael Godin drops some knowledge on us form his experience in working with the bike.


 


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KWS '09 AMA Superbike Series Season Review
In 2009 we had the good fortune to work with the guys at Factory Aprilia Millennium Technologies KWS for the entire season. We documented their race efforts as riders Chaz Davies and Ben Thompson (later replaced by Aaron Gobert) navigated a new rules package on a bike that nobody had ever raced at a professional level. The following is the entire season with the exception of the Laguna Seca round. The segments had been missing from this iteration of OnTheThrottle.TV previous to this re-edit. Enjoy... Share Tags: aaron gobert, Aprilia, ben thompson, chaz davies, daytona sportbike, kws





KWS Race Shop Tour
In the summer of 2008 we had the opportunity to crash the KWS race shop, a real functioning shop where racing serves their R&D needs, and their customers benefit from their high horsepower output engine builds. Here's how it goes down at the KWS race shop in North Charleston, SC.





Yamaha YZF-R1 Fork Service Trailer
Learn to take your forks apart in this suspension service video for a 2009-Current Yamaha YZF-R1. Professional suspension tuner Dave Moss provides detailed step-by-step instructions of taking the fork apart, cleaning the components, replacing the oils seal, polishing the fork tube and reassembling the fork and establishing the correct oil height. The 25 minute, 664mb download is available at http://www.onthethrottle.com/edownloads/





Ace Corner Barber Vintage Festival
http://www.acecornerbarber.com/ Welcome to Ace Corner Barber. Sit back, relax and watch the races from the best seat in the house (TURN 17) at the only place you can grab a cold beer in the entire Barber Motorsports Park. Enter your bike and take in the sights from the ride-in bike show and visit with dozens of other builders and industry persons. Powered by Iron & Air, built in partnership between Ace Cafe London and Dime City Cycles, Ace Corner Barber is an area dedicated to Cafe Racers, custom and cool vintage bikes, be they made of steel or flesh and bone. In short, Ace Corner Barber is a celebration of the timeless teeth chattering, soul shaking speed machines that hailed the streets of London in the 50’s and 60’s and their riders. http://www.acecornerbarber.com/





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